Tuesday, December 6, 2011

"There is a serious need for the charity that gives attention to those who are unnoticed, hope to those who are discouraged, aid to those who are afficted. True charity is love in action. The need for charity is everywhere."

Thomas S Monson

During this time of year the rush all around us and everyone thinking of gift giving brings out the charitable soul of almost everyone. You see Toys for Tots boxes everywhere and other donation sites for food, jackets, bikes, etc.

During the first few days and couple of weeks after Hurricane Katrina swept through our area the compassion and love shown to fellow human beings was immense. Charity was shown to all we all were in the same boat exhausted and struggling day in and day out.

But after these events go by and the joy of the season or in the storm's case the electricity came back on the charity bug wears off and we go back to our own little boxes. Charity needs to be an unconscious act done daily, starting with our loved ones and moving on to all around us, even those we think are beneath us.

Our situations might be different, backgrounds, life choices, etc but in the end we are all children of a loving Heavenly Father whose love is unconditional and for each of us equally.

I hope you have a wonderfully blessed day.




  1. Hi Erika - Thanks for the reminder about charity. I think of you often. I enjoy your posts.

  2. Charity is not easy, but once we do it - slowly and with prayer, it becomes second nature!

    Thank you for sharing today my friend!



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